Alfreton Town Match Preview

Alfreton Town Match Preview

Gainsborough Trinity will look to respond from Tuesday’s disappointing defeat to Bradford Park Avenue. Trinity travel down to Alfreton Town on Saturday hoping to bounce back from the mid-week clash and gain some momentum going into another hectic month. Alfreton Town currently sit in eleventh place in the National League North Table, and after a steady start to the season, will look to be pushing on and reaching the play-offs. Confidence will certainly be high at the Impact Arena, as Alfreton are currently unbeaten in three games. Winning against Curzon Ashton and Leamington, whilst drawing away to Nuneaton, Alfreton have had a positive run and will hope to extend that on Saturday.

The Reds have several key players in their squad, after pulling off some fantastic coups in the summer. In particular, former Lincoln City defender Bradley Wood re-joined Alfreton a short time ago. A no nonsense, hardworking and versatile player, Wood was part of last season’s squad which dominated the National League, and saw The Imps lift the trophy on the final day. Not only that, Bradley was also in the squad that caught the World’s attention, after causing several upsets in the Emirates FA Cup. Town also have Craig Westcarr and Craig Disley in their squad. Two experienced footballers who have enjoyed long careers playing in the Football League.

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It was all the way back in February when Trinity last played Alfreton. The Holy Blue’s suffered a 2-0 defeat at home, thanks to goals by Craig Westcarr. The clash was also Nicky Law’s last game as manager for Town, after a ten year spell with the club he finally called it time and it was Westcarr who gave him his final win in charge.

Trinity have several players who are unavailable to the squad on Saturday. Johno Williams and Chris Salt face lengthy spells out through injury though Nathan Jarman is available for the clash, despite picking up two yellows on Tuesday night for dissent, his ban unlikely to kick in until Tuesday night when we travel to York City.

Have nothing to do on Saturday? Why not make the short trip down to Alfreton and cheers Trinity on as they look for a positive outcome. Prices for Saturday’s game are as follows: Adult £14, Concessions £10, Age Group 16 to 21 £10, kids £2 (15 or under and must be with a paying adult).

Preview by Tom Bullivant

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